Eastern Washington - flat, drab and dry, right? Wrong! From the freeway, the eastern half of the state may appear to be an endless open space to speed through without stopping, rather than a destination. As you look out the car window, an occasional splash of color or a soaring raptor may distract you momentarily; or if you are lucky, you might hear the song of a meadowlark. But what if you were to slow down? What if you decided to explore an unpaved back road? What if you chose, this time, to stop and walk among the sagebrush, grasses and wildflowers? Are you in for a surprise!
About this guide and viewing tips -- In the beginning -- Shrub-steppe -- Lithosol -- Talus -- Riparian -- Cowiche Canyon -- Douglas Creek North -- Douglas Creek South -- Fishtrap Lake -- Hog Lake -- Horse Heaven Hills -- Rock Island Creek -- Selah Butte -- Wahkiacus Canyon -- Wilson Creeek -- Resources and suggested readings -- Contributors -- Individual site checklists (inside back cover)
"Contributors: Pamela Camp ; Maggie McManus ; Diane Priebe ; Brent Cunderla ; Barbara Brenner ; Shannon Roys ; Gary Haase ; Rich Ray ; Chris Strebig ; Don Rolfs ; Andy Stepniewski ; Washington Native Plants Society"--Page 35